AB/AM, AB/SM Programs

Certain departments allow Harvard College students with advanced standing to work toward one-year master’s degrees, receiving their AB and AM/SM degrees simultaneously. Participants remain registered in Harvard College and work closely with the Office of Undergraduate Education to determine which courses will count toward the AM or SM; they also are considered to have completed their first year of graduate school and have their courses added to a graduate transcript. If they are later admitted to a GSAS PhD program, they are considered second-year graduate students.

How to Apply

Interested undergraduates should speak with an advisor in the relevant department and review the Fourth Year Master’s Degree information on the Office of Undergraduate Education website.

When ready, students should apply at gsas.harvard.edu/apply.

Applying to a Degree Program

Current AB/AM or AB/SM students who are interested in enrolling in a GSAS graduate program must apply at gsas.harvard.edu/apply.


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Cambridge, MA  02138

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